You guys ever run into some self-proclaimed automotive enthusiasts, and they can't admit how full of shit they are? I'm talking about guys who rice out their hondas, yet insists all the ricey modifications are actually functional. I'm not sure how, but they think automatic transmissioned boring cars are somehow "performance oriented".
They go on and on about how they are a superior enthusiast, one that truly understands the passion of driving, yet they can't even drive a stickshift! I find this obnoxious, but not quite as obnoxious as completely obvious fake crap. I'm talking about fake blow off valve noises, fake intercoolers, wings for cars that don't need downforce in the rear (fwd), stickers for parts your car doesn't have, and emblems for performance packages your car wasn't equipped with. Do you know anybody like this? How do you tell them the truth? Have you ever truly "reached" one of them? How did they react? Was it some horrifying self-realization moment where they realized how lame they were, and how fake they've been their whole lives? Or did they just refuse to acknowledge reality?
I've been hinting at this, whenever "his Stigness" posts something. Maybe it's the fact he chose his screenname because of the Stig. Maybe it's because of his AMG badges all over his non AMG mercedes, or the track stickers of tracks he's never been to, or driven on. Maybe it's because he's calling himself the stig, yet his car is an automatic. Maybe it's because he is so full of himself, he nominates himself to be a representative of all automotive enthusiasts, yet he's obviously not even close to an enthusiast. And maybe, it's because his reality is so warped, he can't stand the truth hitting him: He deletes my comments pointing out his poser modifications, and threatens to ban me. I've had like 8-10 people agree with me before he deletes them, effectively filtering opinions to suit his reality. Who does this?
Shit-stirring and calling out other Opponauts is verboten - keep that front-page horseshit out of here.
Taking your internet "I'm better than you because of all these reasons" dick-measuring contest out of an established thread and creating a new one is also a no-no. If the author of a post doesn't like your comment they can and probably will dismiss it; get the fuck over it and move on to the next post about Miatas or something.
You don't have to drive a stick-shift to be an enthusiast, nor do you need to have some performance variant of an otherwise normal car - if you think the car someone drives determines their passion for all things automotive you need to adjust your views. Literally everyone on Oppositlock likes cars (well, except the spam bots), yet if you took a look at the Oppo Reader's Rides list you'd fall asleep with the multitude of everyday normal commuter cars .
Everyone is welcome in here and should show respect to other commenters. Otherwise you will have a very abbreviated commenting history.
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